Alexander String Quartet wraps up Bartók series on Sunday

The Alexander String Quartet will conclude its season-long traversal of the six string quartets by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók — and the two string quartets by Bartók’s Hungarian friend and fellow composer Zoltán Kodály — with concerts at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Bartók quartets feartured are the Fifth, a five-movement piece composed […]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

DMTC celebrates 30 years with stunning ‘South Pacific’

Check it out What: “South Pacific” Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive When: Through March 23, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18 general, $16 for students and seniors 55 and older ($2 facility fee per ticket) Info: Visit www.dmtc.org or call 530-756-3682 Before the start of the […]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Live music, wine tasting at Berryessa Gap

Berryessa Gap Vineyard is playing host to “Meet Us Again For The First Time” to launch its new wine from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15. The vineyard is at 27260 Highway 128 in Winters. Music is provided by Yolo Mambo and food by Anderson Family Catering and BBQ. The barrel room will be […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber Choir sings German, English works on Friday

The Davis Chamber Choir, a group of approximately 30 male and female singers directed by Andrew Hudson, presents a spring program of English and German polyphony — comparing pairs of works from similar time periods in each country. Featured will be singing works by J.S. Bach “(Jesu Meine Freude”), Henry Purcell (“Hear My Prayer, O […]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Auditions to be held for ‘Macbeth’

Common House Productions is holding audtions for “Macbeth” from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 13 and 14, at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. To schedule alternate times, contact Ashley Bargenquast at [email protected]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman': Lively romp through history

“Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Four stars Starring (voices): Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Allison Janney, Patrick Warburton, Stanley Tucci, Mel Brooks, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann Rating: PG, and needlessly, for mild action and brief rude humor Droll time-travel comedy lovingly echoes its television predecessor By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic As soon as I […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Pickled onions, chocolate bread and Italian wine

Daughter Allegra presented us with a jar of her home-made pickled onions, which we proceeded to eat with almost every meal. Breakfast? How about a toasted bagel with goat cheese, lox and pickled onions? Lunch? Simple. A cheddar cheese and pickled onion sandwich. Dinner? Lots of picked onions on top of the green salad or […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

University Chorus, Symphony present choral works by Mozart, Brahms

The UC Davis University Chorus and Alumni Chorus,  plus the UCD Symphony Orchestra, will combine for a concert titled “Spiritual Ascension” on Sunday, March 9, at 7 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. The program’s first half — to be conducted by Jeffrey Thomas, leader of the University Chorus and Alumni Chorus — will […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear ‘small, beautiful gems’ at Stories on Stage Davis

The Farallon Review will partner with Stories on Stage Davis to present the works of authors Paul Mann and Joseph Rathgeber at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The suggested donation is $5. Paul Mann’s short story “Art to Medicine,” which appeared in the 2010 edition of The Farallon […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Tom Sawyer’ adventures set to music at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company announces the opening of “Tom Sawyer,” bringing to life author Mark Twain’s classic story of a young boy growing up in America’s heartland in the mid-1800s. “Tom Sawyer” opens Saturday, March 8, and runs through March 30, with 2:15 p.m. shows on Saturdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29; a […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Area playwright’s new show premieres at Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House will present the world premiere of “Second-Best Bed: A New Comedy about a Very Old Mystery” by Sacramento playwright Matthew Abergel. The contemporary farce and romantic comedy will debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, and play throughout the month at the historic theater in downtown Woodland. Curtain time is 7:30 […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Postmen of the Mountains’ screened at I-House

“Postmen in the Mountains,” a 1999 Chinese film directed by Huo Jianqi, will be screened Friday, March 7, as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours party at The Palms

Singer-songwriter, musician and humorist Antsy McClain and his band, the Trailer Park Troubadours, will return to Winters for a laugh-filled concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Long known to Palms audiences for high-energy performances, witty lyrics and stellar recordings, McClain and the Troubs are now […]

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Austin Lounge Lizards bring bluegrass to The Palms

The Texas-based Austin Lounge Lizards will play bluegrass, country and Texas swing starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Together more than 30 years, the Austin Lounge Lizards have been honing their trademark songs and show, and getting people to laugh at everything from a comedic […]

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